Well, I didn’t see this one coming. Conan O’Brien announced on Twitter that he’s signed a deal with cable station TBS!! He’ll be premiering his show on TBS at 11pm in November, and George Lopez’s show will follow. I think a lot of people thought he was going to go to Fox but I guess the stupid affiliates wanted to have the same episodes of The Office airing every other day instead. Conan announced the news, the same day that his tour debuts in Eugene, Oregon. Wherever Conan goes, his fans (and myself) will follow!
In Conan’s words:
The good news: I will be doing a show on TBS starting in November! The bad news: I’ll be playing Rudy on the all new Cosby Show.
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Ousted “Tonight Show” host Conan O’Brien will return to late-night television in November with a show on cable channel TBS, the network said Monday.
O’Brien’s talk show will air weeknights at 11 p.m. ET/PT, leading into “Lopez Tonight” which will shift to a midnight start, TBS said.
“I can’t think of anything better than doing my show with Conan as my lead-in,” George Lopez said. “It’s the beginning of a new era in late-night comedy.”
Negotiations for the deal began last week after Lopez called O’Brien to ask him to consider joining the network, TBS said.